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Inniskillin Niagara Estate East West Series Merlot-Cabernet 2008 Wine Review

Inniskillin Niagara Estate East West Series Merlot-Cabernet 2008

Inniskillin Niagara Estate East West Series Merlot-Cabernet 2008

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2010-2013

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Inniskillin Niagara Estate

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Solidly made; quickly consumed. Lots of dependable pleasure here, with full-bodied weight and ripe dark berries. Some vanilla smoke on the finish.

East West Series Merlot-Cabernet food pairings: roasted meet dishes such as lamb, duck, goose or beef tenderloin with morel cream sauce, game meats, hearty pastas and hard cheeses, flavourful pizzas.

This Inniskillin Niagara Estate East West Series Merlot-Cabernet 2008 was reviewed on April 22, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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This wine is a unique Canadian blend from Sandor Mayer, Winemaker Inniskillin Okanagan and Bruce Nicholson, Winemaker Inniskillin Niagara. EAST has contributed 39% Merlot; WEST has contibuted 24 % Merlot,20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc. Each winemaker finished the components at their respective wineries and Bruce Nicholson did the final blend at Inniskillin Niagara. Aged separately for a minumum of 14 months in new and older French and American oak barrels. Aromas of toasted vanilla with floral notes with hints of plum, black cherry and cranberry. Full-bodied with added complexity with the blending of the two different regions.Available in Ontario at Winery Boutique and Wine Rack Stores.

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